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Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
October 2023

October 2024

October 2025

About this program


Nutrition is becoming a vital discipline as the awareness of the importance of healthy eating grows. Nutritionists have a key role in helping us understand how diet helps maintain health and prevents disease. Nutritionists work in a diverse and wide range of professional roles providing and implementing evidence-based nutritional guidelines, public health nutrition strategies, and developing the safe, sustainable, and healthy foods of the future.

Our Nutrition degree is focused on developing the practical, professional and research skills needed to develop a successful career as a professional nutritionist in various roles across the public health and commercial food sectors (as well as preparation for further study or pursuing a professional career in dietetics).

The curriculum includes a focus on nutritional science; the food supply chain; the social and behavioral sciences; health and wellbeing; and the importance of professional conduct. You will be taught in our new Health Sciences building, which features specialist laboratories and equipment dedicated to the study of food, nutrition and health.

You will learn from a highly committed team of research-active UK registered nutritionists (supported with additional expertise in food science, the biological sciences, and public health). Our staff have a wide range of practical experience and are enthusiastic about both the academic subject and the quality of your student experience.

Admission requirements

  • A-Levels - BBC
  • UCAS Tariff Points - 112 UCAS Tariff points must come from a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent). Additional points can be made up from a range of alternative qualifications
  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE - 112 Tariff Points
  • IB - 28
  • Irish Leaving Certificate - 112 Tariff Points from Higher Level qualifications only
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - This qualification can only be accepted in conjunction with other relevant qualifications
  • Subject Requirements - In addition, you will need GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics, English Language and two sciences (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or double award science equivalents). You also need to have, or be studying towards, an A level in a science discipline.

International entry requirements

IELTS - 6.0 overall (with reading and writing at 6.0) and no individual score lower than 5.5. We also accept a wide range of International Qualifications.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year One

In the first year, the curriculum will be focused on the sciences that underpin the principles of Human Nutrition. Topics studied include:


  • Nutritional biochemistry
  • Gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology
  • Macronutrients and micronutrients
  • Fluid and Energy balance
  • Alcohol and Non-nutritive substances
  • Nutrient composition of foods
  • The food supply chain, sustainability and health
  • Food safety and hygiene
  • Theoretical and practical aspects of dietary modifications

Human Sciences (Single Honours students only)

  • From atoms and molecules to cells
  • General anatomy and physiology
  • Tissues and organ systems
  • Protein and lipid biochemistry
  • Body systems in relation to dysfunction and disease
  • Laboratory methods and techniques

Year Two

In the second year, the focus of the curriculum is on applying and expanding your knowledge gained in the first year. Topics studied include:


  • Assessment of nutritional status
  • Nutrition throughout the lifecycle
  • Nutrition in relation to socioeconomic factors, ethnicity and religion
  • Genes and obesity
  • Food enrichment and fortification
  • Nutrient-nutrient and nutrient-drug interactions
  • Basic nutritional epidemiology and public health nutrition

Human Sciences (Single Honours students only)

  • Epidemiology and pathology of diseases
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Molecular and cellular biology
  • Endocrinology and immunology
  • The gut microbiome
  • Bioscience lab techniques

Year Three

In the final year, the curriculum will focus on the advanced understanding of the contemporary issues in Human Nutrition and Food Science. Topics studied include:


  • Nutrition, physical activity and sport
  • Obesity and weight management
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Public health nutrition & food policy
  • Food choice & behaviour and the modification of dietary intake
  • Food supply and formulation
  • Nutrition ethics & professional practice

Food Science (Single Honours students only)

  • Food processing techniques
  • Sensory evaluation of foods
  • Food product development (for health and sustainability)
  • Food biotechnology & food fermentation
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Food safety, authenticity, and food quality management
  • Food packaging
  • Contemporary issues in food science & food innovation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Total tuition fee for local/EU students is £9,250.
  • Tuition fee for International/Non-EU students is £12,500.


The Service and Leadership Award (SALA) is offered as an extra-curricular programme involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It enhances your degree, it is something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component.

Career paths

Nutritionists work in a wide range of careers; examples include working for national and local government (in various roles linked to nutrition, public health and food quality); the NHS, charities and public sector organisations (particularly those involved in public health nutrition initiatives); community-based organisations (such as those addressing food-related health inequalities and food poverty); commercial food businesses (particularly roles helping to develop healthier and more sustainable foods); as well as roles linked to sport, education and teaching,

Many of our graduates also go on to postgraduate study and research.

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Liverpool Hope University

With a history extending 175 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a strong tradition of scholarship and research in key disciplines. The University places emphasis on bringing together research excellence and top-quality teaching. This research-informed teaching enables our students to develop...

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Why study at Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University is a vibrant community of scholars, students and support staff. We are proud of our past, confident in our present and ambitious for our future.

With a history extending over 175 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a distinctive ethos that brings together scholarship, research and teaching.

Just one in five UK Higher Education providers achieved the gold standard, which measures excellence in teaching quality, learning environment, and student outcomes - the extent to which all students achieve their educational and professional goals. The city of Liverpool is a wonderful place to study. With a rich culture and heritage and an International airport on the doorstep, why study anywhere else?

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